The Andy Griffith Show (1960–1968)
2 user

High Noon in Mayberry 

"High Noon in Mayberry" is an episode of The Andy Griffith Show starring Andy Griffith, Ron Howard, and Don Knotts. Andy receives a letter from an ex-con that he shot in the leg, years ago, in a gas station robbery attempt. He has lost most of the function of that leg. The ex-con writes that he is coming... See full summary »



(as Jim Fritzell),

Watch Now

With Prime Video



Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?



Episode cast overview:
... Andy Taylor
... Opie Taylor (as Ronny Howard)
... Barney Fife
... Aunt Bee Taylor
... Otis Campbell
... Luke Comstock
... Billy Ray, the Postman
... Gomer Pyle


Andy receives a letter from an ex-con that he shot in the leg, years ago, in a gas station robbery attempt. He has lost most of the function of that leg. The ex-con writes that he is coming to Mayberry to set things straight. Barney assumes the worst. When Andy won't take a vacation or at least carry a gun, Barney deputizes Gomer and Otis to keep watch and protect Andy 24 hours a day. Written by miller_m_r

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Comedy | Family





Release Date:

21 January 1963 (USA)  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Show more on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


The title refers to the classic Western High Noon (1952) starring Gary Cooper and Grace Kelly. See more »


The continuity goof here is the fuse box on the right side of the Taylor's front porch that exists for only this one episode 3:17. In the immediately preceding episode, 3:16 Man in a Hurry, there is no fuse box on the front porch. The next time we see that side of the front porch is in 3:26 Andy's English Valet when there is no fuse box. See more »


Sheriff Andy Taylor: [Andy and Barney are discussing the "threatening" letter from the recently released ex-con whom Andy shot in the leg during a filling station hold up when the phone rings] Hello, sheriff's office... Oh, yes Ms. Peterson, aww... Well I'll take care of it right away... Yes, Ma'am. Bye.
[Hangs up the phone]
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Ms. Peterson 's Fluffy's on the roof again.
Deputy Barney Fife: This is a time for pussycats with a killer on the loose?
Sheriff Andy Taylor: Well, Fluffy's got kittens and you know how you'd feel seeing your mother on the roof.
Deputy Barney Fife: [...]
See more »


References High Noon (1952) See more »


The Fishin' Hole
Written by Earle Hagen and Herbert Spencer.
Performed by Earle Hagen.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Living well is the best reveng
9 May 2018 | by See all my reviews

Barney and Gomer shine in this episode. The funniest scene has an excitable Gomer dancing around Barney with a shotgun as they prepare to get a security detail in place to protect Andy. Gomer's preoccupation with the plainness of his suit is very funny, and Barney's reaction to Gomer's surprising him in the dark outside the Taylor house makes me laugh out loud every time. It's the early 60's, but still it's shocking to see Andy's nonchalance about firearms in the house when he places his revolver, for safety yet, atop the china cabinet in the dining room to keep it out of Opie's reach. Yeah, a 10-year-old boy would never think to look there. Luke Comstock is a big cuss with a steely gaze. Barney is right to sound an alarm even if Andy dismisses his concern as Barney just being Barney. Otis's cat sounds are mildly disconcerting as he creeps around the outside Andy's house in the dark. Just as disconcerting is Bee's attempting to drop a flower pot on the head of what she believes is an actual cat below her bedroom window. Cat fanciers no doubt routinely deduct a star or two from their reviews for just such meanspiritedness. Although the career today might be found next to hieroglyphics deciphering in the occupational outlook handbook,I suppose owning a chain of TV repair shops in Cleveland in the 1960s sounded like the American Dream to some, but give me a hotplate in the back Wally's gas station in Mayberry anytime.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 2 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial